How to Ship Wheel Loaders and Other Loaders Overseas from the United States

How to Ship Wheel Loaders and Other Loaders Overseas from the United States

International Construction Equipment shipping is one of our specialties here at K International Transport.  Every year we ship hundreds of bull dozers, motor graders, trucks, trailers, wheel loaders and other construction equipment overseas from all major ports in the United States.  Today we will discuss our experience shipping loaders of all types overseas.   As the name suggests, a loader is a type of construction equipment used to load material to another type of equipment or from one place to another.   Did you know there are several types of loaders? Although wheel loaders are the most popular, we can also ship skid steer loaders, front loaders, compact loaders, swing loaders, backhoe loaders, bucket loaders, shovel loaders, and scoop loaders overseas from the US.

When shipping wheel loaders and other loaders internationally, there are a few options.  Wheel loaders can be shipped as one piece including the bucket on a roll-on / roll-off vessel.  We can also provide containerization and dismantling international shipping service for wheel loaders.  Depending on the destination, wheel loaders can also be shipped on a flat rack or through breakbulk service.  Below we provide more detail on international shipping options for loaders:

Shipping Wheel Loaders on a Roll-On / Roll-Off Vessel

Shipping wheel loaders and other loaders via ro/ro service is the easiest method of shipment.  Shipping construction equipment overseas including wheel loaders, is also the most affordable way to ship.  When shipping loaders by ro/ro the international shipping rate is based on how big the unit is – the larger the unit the more it will cost to have it shipped.  Loaders shipped on a ro/ro vessel are simply driven onto the vessel and secured inside the ship.  Oftentimes, in order to save money the bucket and/or blade of the wheel loader is removed and shipped separately.  Below we provide more details on international shipping options for buckets and other accessory parts of a wheel loader and other loaders.  International ro/ro shipping services for wheel loaders and other loaders is available from the United States to most major ports in Europe, Asia, Middle East, Africa, Australia, South America and the Caribbean.

Wheel Loaders and other types of Loaders shipped on a ro/ro vessel are driven onto the ship and safely secured inside.

Shipping Wheel Loaders Inside a Container

Are you wondering how to ship a wheel loader inside a container? Are you looking for the most cost effective way to ship your loader overseas? Are you trying to ship your wheel loader to a destination that does not offer roll-on / roll-off service?  Dismantling and sending heavy construction equipment abroad is another option for shipping wheel loaders overseas. Certain types of loaders can be dismantled and containerized. Dismantling wheel loaders and other loaders to fit inside a 40’HC, 40′ Open Top or 45’HC not only saves you money on international shipping, but it also provides you with the ability to ship your loader to more destinations around the world.   When looking to ship a loader inside a container look no further than K International Transport.  We can provide dismantling and containerization services for wheel loaders in most major port areas including Texas, Georgia, the Midwest, New York, Florida and more.

We can dismantle and containerize wheel loaders like this 2007 Caterpillar 928GZ for international shipping from the United States. 

Shipping Wheel Loaders  using Breakbulk Service or Special Equipment

The next option for shipping a wheel loader and other loaders overseas is using breakbulk service or loading the equipment on a flatrack.  As we mentioned before, we can ship accessory parts such as blades, buckets, boom, cabinets, rakes, excavator attachments, tires, tracks, magnets, claws, forks, cement mixers, rock crushers, rollers, scrapers, mowers and more.   Accessory parts can be removed from the main unit and loaded onto a mafi for breakbulk shipment on the same vessel as the ro/ro unit.  Are you looking to ship new accessory parts for a previously purchased loader?  We can pick-up, crate or load the parts inside a container or on a flatrack for international shipment from the United States.

When it comes to shipping wheel loaders, skid steer loaders, backhoe loaders, bucket loaders, and more from the United States, there are several international shipping options.  Whether you are looking to ship Caterpillar, Komatsu, John Deere, Kawasaki or Volvo wheel loaders, skid steers and other loaders overseas in a container or by ro/ro, we can help. For more information on our international shipping services for wheel loaders, skid steers and other loaders from the USA to Africa, Middle East, Europe, Asia, the Caribbean and Central and South America, give us a call at 212-267-6400 or on Skype at kinternationalny.  Depending on your international shipping needs, we can determine which option is the most affordable for shipping your loader overseas.  To receive international shipping quotes to export your wheel loader, skid steer and or other type of loader, send an email to  We respond to all construction equipment shipping rates within 1-2 business days. 

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